I write this letter with mixed emotion. Four years ago Adam Spencer joined the Cathedral as intern. He had only recently graduated from B-W with a religious studies degree. Adam had been a member and it was a pleasure to welcome him into the staff. And while I knew then that someday he would move on from Trinity, I – and the entire staff and Trinity community – will miss him dearly.
It is my honor to announce that Adam has been accepted into the University of Chicago where he will pursue a master’s degree in religious studies. His last day with us at Trinity will be Sunday, Sept. 16.
Adam first worked as my assistant as well as youth minister prior to taking on his current duties as adult education coordinator and program director of the Urban Service Corps. He has accomplished much during his tenure: transforming the middle school pilgrimage into an overnight retreat, co-organizing the first ever youth mission trip, helping to develop our first Urban Service Corps program and has been instrumental in producing our adult education offerings the past few years. I have watched Adam grow and mature during his time here at Trinity and have been blessed to know him and work with him.
We’ll have two opportunities to celebrate with Adam and his wife, Rose Sengenberger. On Saturday, Sept. 15 from 6-8:30 p.m., we’ll gather at Trinity for a Browns-themed, tailgate farewell potluck. Everyone is welcome. Burgers, brats and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Bring a side dish or a dessert as well as your favorite beer (if you like) and wear your Cleveland Browns gear if you’ve got it! On Sunday, Sept. 16 we’ll have one last chance to worship together.
As is our custom at Trinity, we’ll send Adam off with a purse toward his theological education. To contribute, send a check made payable to Trinity Cathedral by Wednesday, Sept. 12. Please write “Spencer Purse” in the memo line, and either put your check in the offering plate or mail it to Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115, Attn: Spencer Purse.
My sorrow at losing such a gifted, graceful colleague is exceeded only by my joy for Adam and Rose as they embark on this new chapter. May God bless them.
The Very Rev. Tracey Lind, Dean